More than $140,000 awarded to Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Feb. 14 – Today, Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, announced that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded $140,769 to the Pennsylvania State University.

The three grants from DCNR to Penn State are:

  • $42,591 to develop a plan to recover the Scarlet Paintbrush, a threatened plant species.
  • $43,333 to conduct studies on narrow-leaf ramps, a native plant species in southwestern Pennsylvania.
  • $54,845 to investigate the effects of dissolved oxygen on the distribution and habits of Chesapeake Logperch, a fish in Pennsylvania.

“This funding to Penn State will conserve flora and fauna in Pennsylvania, as well as preserve our biodiversity,” Conklin said. “With these projects in Centre County and across Pennsylvania, we have the opportunity to preserve environmental resources that help Centre County and all of our commonwealth flourish.”

Established in 1982, the Wild Resource Conservation Program seeks to aid in conservation of flora and fauna in Pennsylvania.


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